Number of Outfit Changes a Bride Makes During Igbo Traditional Wedding Ceremony
One question that brides ask is: how many times am I supposed to change outfits? Many Igbo brides do two outfit changes during their Igba Nkwu/ traditional wedding ceremony. Some ladies choose to change into 3 different outfits. There’s no right or wrong – it all depends on your choice and how many outfits you can afford. Some brides wear only one outfit for the entire program; some wear two and some wear 3.
Another question is: when am I supposed to change outfits/ at what point? Here are three points when most brides do outfit change:
- First outfit to greet/ welcome your in-laws/ groom’s family;
- Outfit change to do the wine-giving to groom;
- After wine-giving. Bride changes into another outfit matching your groom’s attire.
WEDDING PLANNING ARTICLES YOU SHOULD SEE
- Our Answers to Questions About Planning an Igbo Marriage or Introduction
- The A to Z Igbo of Traditional Marriage Stages and Processes (Grooms’ Guide, Brides also Need to Know)
- Nigerian Traditional Wedding Planning Checklist
- Nigerian White Wedding Checklist
- How to Organize a Trad and White Wedding Same Day
- How to Plan a Nigerian Wedding in 6 months or Less
Wrapup: Choosing the Best Igba Nkwu Attire for a Bride
Every bride wants to look perfect for her big day, and nothing beats looking at traditional wedding attire pictures of stylish brides for inspiration. Even that can become paralyzing, as if they are not the best styles around, you could spend days and days wasting time to filter through photos aiming to find the ‘it style’ to wear at your Igbo traditional wedding.
It’s not easy to choose what to wear at your own marriage introduction or traditional wedding ceremony. For an Igbo bride planning her Igba Nkwu (wine-carrying) ceremony, you’ve got to think of what to wear during her first outing to greet your in-laws, what to wear during the ceremony proper, and whether or not you want to do another outfit change. You also need to think of how to make each of your outfits for the day different and unique.
That means: thinking and carefully choosing the perfect colour combination for each outfit set; picking the perfect pieces of jewellery; selecting the right hairstyle and hair accessory for each outfit. That’s a lot and we have seen many not-so-nice-looking Igbo brides attires on social media. Not cool at all.
This post has you covered from your traditional wedding outfits style ideas to the colour combo, to ideas on the hairstyles you’ll wear, to ideas on the jewellery options you will wear and even down to your Ichafu headgear (gele) style. I put this post together to help you dress your best on the day of your Igbo marriage introduction or traditional wedding. Hope you like the styles.
Western white wedding gowns are much easier to choose because there are standard basic wedding gown shapes/ styles and you don’t have to worry about choosing a colour combination (white wedding gowns are colourless by tradition).
Just so you don’t have to stress yourself, we went through the ‘wahala’ to curate some of the finest Igbo bridal attires for customary marriage introduction and traditional wedding. We took time to search and finally pick out the best, so you don’t have to stress yourself. Hope you like them.
Check out more pictures of Nigerian wedding fashion ideas for guests and celebrants, AND also get wedding styling ideas for your man by checking out our Nigerian men’s fashion styles for men (grooms, groomsmen, and male aso-ebi squad).
That’s all on what an Igbo bride wears on her traditional wedding day. We presented you with some of the best Igbo brides’ traditional wedding looks. You should be able to find something for your first outing, second outfit change or more from the featured 19 latest Igbo brides traditional attire for the wedding.
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